Ridgefield Park, NJ—Samsung added two models to its HZ series of high-zoom point-and-shoot cameras; the 12 megapixel HZ35W and HZ30W offer wide-angle 24mm Schneider 15x optical zoom lenses. The HZ35W boasts a 3.0-inch AMOLED display and built-in GPS technology for automatic geotagging.
“These cameras represent what consumers can expect from Samsung,” said SJ Park, CEO, Samsung Digital Imaging Co. “From their powerful optics to the exceptional combination of features which make snapping perfect pictures every time effortless, Samsung’s new HZ series goes above and beyond what’s expected from a point and shoot and raises the bar even higher for this class of high zoom compacts.”
The cameras’ Schneider-Kreuznach lenses enable a wide shooting range, from wide-angle to telephoto, and they’re paired with dual image stabilization, engineered to compensate for hand trembling by shifting the lens in the opposite direction via optical IS complemented by digital IS.
Samsung says the HZ35W’s 3.0-inch AMOLED screen “enhances the experience for end users with a much brighter and sharper display. . . . [and] offers improved battery life, a higher contrast ratio, more vibrant colors, and the ability to display images that can be reviewed at any angle, while fully maintaining the same color gamut.” The HZ30W uses a 3.0-inch TFT LCD.
Built-in GPS in the HZ35W pinpoints and stores the shooting location so users can geotag digital images, recording their longitude and latitude. The camera displays the name of the city, state and country on its AMOLED screen. And with its visual map-view feature, users can check the photos’ location on a map without uploading images to the Internet.
Shared features include high-definition 720p 30-fps video recording with H.264 compression, HDMI connectivity that permits the cameras to be connected to an HDTV without a cradle, and smart auto scene recognition technology for stills and video. samsung.com